(previously known as Orosana carpocapsella)
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)
The Caterpillars of this species feed on the foliage of:
The adult moth has pale grey-brown speckled forewings each with a black triangle on the hind margin, and three black spots near the tornus. The hindwings are black shading to yellow at the bases. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 24.2, pp. 235,236.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 52.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 30 (1864), p. 998.
(updated 22 April 2009, 3 January 2017, 28 March 2019)